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Mastering Profiler Review,
This review is from: Mastering SQL Server Profiler (Paperback)
A single, comprehensive (and well-written) resource from one of the best!
I've read dozens of SQL Server books over the years, including many about Profiler. Although most were helpful for getting started, they didn't cover enough information to really understand the best ways to use this complex and powerful tool.
Brad McGehee's book delivers on the promise of its title - after reading it, you'll feel like you are truly on your way to mastery. It combines a wealth of knowledge with best practice advice, gleaned from real-world experience. He provides a good balance of introductory concepts and advanced topics that can be quickly digested, uses screen shots to add clarity, and shares tips and techniques to use Profiler more effectively. Most important, Brad's writing style is organized, logical, progressive, engaging and easy to understand. No more slugging through heavy technical documentation to pick out the few worthwhile nuggets.
In my opinion, Brad McGehee is one of the most effective authors of technical SQL Server literature. His commitment to raising the skill level and performance of DBAs is admirable...and appreciated!
I recommend this book to all SQL professionals looking to master this difficult subject...and save countless hours of effort in the process.